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Course Contents

1. History of Crafts 2. History of Crafts of Pakistan 3. Introduction to all Crafts (Traditional, Hand-made crafts, industrial Crafts) 4. Introduction to Architectural Crafts (Fresco Painting, Mosaic, wood-work, Mural Painting, etc.) 5. Manuscripts and Calligraphy In each type of craft included in the Course work, emphasis will be not on their history but on their current status and also knowing the history, origin and nomenclature of some selected crafts

Course Synopsis

A course titled as CRAFTS IN PAKISTAN is designed to ensure that a research student, who is enrolled in PhD Fine Arts, must have a complete awareness that History of Arts begins with the history of craft making. Art and Craft activities moves parallel to each other and both include the cross-curricular approach. It will be based upon several different disciplines and viewpoints. Course further deals with a problem-solving, observation, visual and tactile coordination and the manipulation of traditional, hand-made and dying Crafts of Pakistan. Course emphasizes on saving the crafts and craftsman of Pakistan with attractive but affordable outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes

This Course aims at: • Creating in the students an awareness about the importance of all types of Crafts of Pakistan • And for preservation of dying and historical-cum-traditional crafts for posterity through careful and detailed studies. • At present there is a great paucity of old and traditional craftsmen in Pakistan and there is a rare archival record of all of them. • A few old traditional craftsmen who are currently in this profession are not capable enough of handling for the survival of valuable crafts. The basic objective of this Course is to remove this dilemma and help create a new generation of traditional crafts lovers. • Successful completion of this course will enhance the chance and enlarge scope of employment as Restorer and Conservators of works of crafts in the service of museums, archives, record offices, libraries and departments of archaeology, both at provincial and national levels, as well as in art galleries and teaching departments in educational institutions.

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